Why The Pre Falls Short Of A BlackBerry

June 12, 2009 | By | 4 Comments


There’s a great editorial by Al Sacco from CrackBerry entitled: “Top Eight Reasons Why Palm Pre’s Got Nothin On BlackBerry“. This is a have to read for those who are wowed or curious about the Pre, and the article is very informative, taking the argument and showing you why the Pre is not beating the BlackBerry.

Al Sacco writes for CrackBerry and also writes for CIO.com which has information on Enterprise and Business-oriented smartphone issues and concerns. He’s written about the iPhone in comparison to the BlackBerry as well. Here are the reasons he gives:

8. Pre, First Web OS, could be Flash In a Pan. He mentions that all OS wow and evolve, that BlackBerry will grow too.

7. Sprint Owns Pre (Owners) until 2010. For Sprint CDMA coverage, it’s not the same as AT&T with GSM.

6. Pre as an Enterprise Device? Not So Fast…For now it’s not even considered as a possible Enterprise Device.

5. No Expandable Memory/Memory Card Support For Pre!! 8 gigs is all this puppy ships with, no more hope.

4. The Pre’s Not Built To Last-But It Did Cut The Cheese. He’s meaning literally since it’s flimsy compared to BlackBerry.

3. There’s Only One Pre For Better Or For Worse. It should not be a one size fits all.

2. The Palms Pre’s App Catalog is Weak Like Your Little Cousin. It’s by no m means close to Apple’s or BlackBerry App.

1. The Pre’s Keyboard is For Pixies And Lilliputians.  The keyboard is very tiny and flat.

I can’t encourage you enough to read the eight reasons and see what you think. I, for one, am a die hard BlackBerry advocate. Long Live the BlackBerry. I really don’t have any curiousity about the other new “phones” because I know with each new BlackBerry, new capabilities keep stretching and increasing, and it keeps getting better. But for those of you who are curious, be sure to read this article.

If you read the article, let us know what you think. Are you a BlackBerry or Pre fan? Anything you’d like to add? We’d like to know.

[via: CrackBerry]

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  • Bob

    Sounds like a lot of personal opinion and little fact or self awareness of BB’s shortcomings. I have a Storm and there is a laundry list.

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  • SusanC


    We all know about the shortcomings of the Storm, but with the latest software update, I’m told it has made a big difference. IMHO I think it should have been released next year, but that’s neither here nor there. But as far as reliable phones (with the exception of the Storm), BlackBerry has done great. I love the reception, reliability, and the ability to use the security on it. Al is a great writer and has had quite a bit experience, as his experience is even on the business aspect of the devices, so I would think his evaluation goes by industry and personal experience. But again, I know the Storm is proof that like a wine, it’s better to let it age before bringing it out to share.

  • Bob

    The Storm was Blackberry’s innovation. The Pre is Palm’s – the market has decided – read any review anywhere. Experts not really needed.